#Derbyuk 38 Degrees Supporters Meeting “THE COUNCIL CUTS – WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?” Monday June 13, 7:00 PM St Marys Parish Centre, Darley Lane, near St Marys Church
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Derby Council Cuts – What Are The Alternatives?
Following the drastic cuts to the Citizens Advice Bureau in Derby, and the 5,000+ people who signed the petition, 38 Degrees supporters have set up a meeting on “THE COUNCIL CUTS – WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?”
According to an article in Derby Telegraph December 02, 2015 Derby City Council announced plans for £45m cuts in the city
Derby City Council has revealed how it plans to cut £45 million from its budget for running of the city in the three years from April 2016.
It is proposing to:
- End council funding for Darley Park Concert, Markeaton Park Fireworks, and Christmas lights from next year.
- Close Moorways swimming pool by the end of March next year. There is now no target date for a replacement.
- Raise council tax by 4% in each of the three years from April.
- Close the city’s remaining four public toilets from April.
- Axe 90 full-time equivalent jobs at the council in 2016-17 on top of 110 already announced for that period.
- Switch off the Market Place fountain.
- Grass over shrub beds at a point after April 2017.
- Stop having neighbourhood boards and the funding that they had to improve the city from next year.
- Stop funding for preventing and tackling homlessness in the city.
The authority has said it must make the cuts – from this year’s about £222 million figure – in the face of reductions to its Government grants, inflation and other pressures like the increasing cost of care.